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The '90s, As Experienced On C-SPAN

22 videos that define a decade with surprising accuracy.

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1. Jay Leno in 1991 on meeting George HW Bush and his socks.

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2. Senator Joe Lieberman in 1993 at the first ever hearing on video games, saying he would like to ban them.

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3. Republican Congressman uses the movies "Forest Gump" and "Speed" to hit the Clinton health care plan in 1994.

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4. Republican Congressman in 1994 talking about how he discussed with George W. Bush that Bill Clinton said he smoked pot on MTV.

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5. Conan O'Brien at the 1995 White House Correspondents Dinner.

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6. Congressman discusses a lawyer getting eaten in "Jurassic Park" in 1995.

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7. Senator Chuck Grassley discusses Internet porn on the Senate in 1995.

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8. Congress discussing closed captioning for "Baywatch" in 1996.

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9. A C-SPAN viewer faxes in his question in 1996.

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10. Senator Orrin Hatch in 1997 on the death of Princess Diana.

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11. Congressman uses "The Simpson" to explain the Republican tax plan in 1997.

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12. A Republican Congressman uses "Seinfeld" to explain tax cuts in 1997.

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13. Congressman discusses "Titanic" winning 11 Oscars in 1998.

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14. Senator Joe Lieberman and Bill Bennet have a hearing on the "Jerry Springer Show" in 1998.

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15. The Senate commending Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa for the home run race in 1998.

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16. Congressman discusses "Jerry Maguire" on the House floor in 1998.

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17. Congress discusses the Defense Department requesting $50 million for the new drug Viagra in 1998.

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18. A Republican Congressman discusses a Clinton Administration official trying to smuggle in Beanie Babies from China in 1998.

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19. Senator Byron Dorgan reads Tupac on the Senate floor in 1999.

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20. Senator Patrick Leahy talks about a televangicalists war on the Teletubbies in 1999.

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21. The Senate discusses "Beavis and Butthead" in 1999.

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22. The Senate discusses AOL, Yahoo, and Y2K in 1999.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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